Wednesday, July 1, 2009

I choose peace!

This morning I just woke up and decided I was going to be in a bad mood!

Isn't it funny that we have a choice as to our mood and attitude, and yet that's when our flesh kicks in and we just go with whatever it feels.

Does anyone else ever feel like this at times?

So I was then getting ready and then all of a sudden I just heard "choose peace".

In the midst of my confusion, anxiety, and fear...

I choose peace.

When I feel so uncertain about my future...

I choose peace.

When I feel lonely at times in my singleness...

I choose peace.

When I worry about finances and feel like I'll never get ahead...

I choose peace.

When I feel like school is a never-ending journey I'm on and there will never be the light at the end of the tunnel...

I choose peace.

When I feel overwhelmed by all the change going on in my life right now...

I choose peace.

When I wrestle with discontentment with the job I'm currently in and ready to move on...

I choose peace.

When people don't always treat me right and I want to put up my defenses...

I choose peace.

When I feel so far from God and his word...

I choose peace. (Because I know he is never far from me)

When I feel disconnected from church...

I choose peace. (Because I know he will draw me back to a place where I belong)

and etc., etc., etc....

Do you see the pattern here? I choose. It's a choice I have to make. And if you're feeling this way today or at any other time, it's a choice you have to make as well.

And I hope you'll choose peace!

12 comments:

Heather said...

Good for you! I hope you have a very peaceful day :)

Rebecca Jo said...

Amen sister.... so much that we can NOT control... the way we choose to react to things is totally under our control!

Heather said...

Great post, and amen to what you said. Good for you for looking on the bright side rather than stinking in the bad mood which is easy to do!

My Army Brats and Me said...

Loved reading your blog. Wishing a wonderful day.

Cindy
fighting like a girl

Juliet said...

Loved this post!! Such a great point you make about "choosing." Thanks for sharing!

Jacquie said...

Well said, Lauren. I used to tell my children when they were just little boys that life was about making choices. Every day we face choices. How it all turns out in the end will be determined by the choices we make along the way.

Good for you to choose peace!

a boy a girl and a pug said...

amen! love that. hope you had a wonderful day!

Miss HoneyDew said...

I love this. I know what you mean. I hate the days when I just feel like being in a bad mood, doesn't even make sense. I hope you had a peaceful day. BTW you have a new follower :-)

Paige said...

Amen! I love that I have a choice. Thanks for a great post.

Kaitlyn said...

Lovely wors!

Loree said...

Great advice and I know I'm the first who needs to follow it.

Staci said...

...and when I'm so tired of being alone...I CHOOSE PEACE!